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Let me give you a brief introduction to a trio of new perfumes. Giovanna Antonelli is a household name in Brazil, a superstar. I think 3.6 million Twitter and more than 5 million Instagram followers probably indicates indicates that. She is an actress and probably best known in South America and in Portugal for her soap operas success. Now at this point in any advertising blurb I would already be turning the page. Had it not been for The Silver Fox suggesting that I try them I would be long gone. And let´s be honest here, Giovanna Antonelli does
sound so much more attractive than our Anglo-Saxon names!
After creating a line of nail polishes, jewellery, and being involved in some cosmetics, Giovanna turned her thoughts to a perfume line. Being into perfume herself she decided against a straightforward celeb brand and had three more specialised perfumes created for her, under her name. Giovanna Antonelli harbour no lofty ideas of revolutionising the perfume industry. Nor are their fragrances full of the typical eau de niche notes, you know – generic base note chemicals, ISO E etc, etc, etc. (These evolve, top notes, heart notes and base notes!) Three years were spent in the preparation and refining of these absolutely lovely perfumes.
Giovanna Antonelli: New Perfume House
I have been wearing the three perfumes over for the last few weeks. Proper full body applications! Many thanks to Lionel from Courtois/Mourot Perfumes for the travel bottles. It makes such a difference to be able to wear perfume as intended.
411 INTENSO A chypre floral.
Top: Bulgarian Rose, bergamot, pepper, cammomile.
Middle: Jasmin sambac, ylang ylang, peony.
Base: Patchouli, Amber, Vetiver, sandalwood
611 EXTREMO A floral oriental.
Top: Rhubarb, pear, bergamot
Middle: Tubereuse, Egyptian jasmine, hawthorn
Base: Liquorice, iris, benzoin, vanilla
811 ABSOLUTO A spicy oriental.
Top: Bergamot, pepper, cloves, lavender
Middle: Green, jasmine, honey, tolu
Base: Patchouli, amber, musk, vanilla
I am sat here at my desk, wearing all three. Each one is rich, full-bodied, rounded, and absolutely lovely. Exuberant, vivacious, heated, and absolutely lovely. In these days of so many things smelling the same, lovely is indeed the highest praise. And I will wear every single drop, not something I say very often.
Around 150 Euros for a 100 mls. Take a look at Giovanna Antonelli. You can practice your French and Portuguese, the English site is up and coming.
Obrigada Giovanna Antonelli.
7 thoughts on “Giovanna Antonelli: New Perfume House”
Oooh isn’t it nice when a brand can surprise like this? I have been wondering about these since seeing pics from you and Megan. I know you must like them to have gone for a full body application. The Intenso sounds the most like my kind of thing. Nice find.
Loved “the typical eau de niche notes” 🙂
All sounds lovely as you mentioned in the article! But 611 is more mesmerizing.
Dying to try all three now, but 611 has my attention. Rhubarb seems to be popping up all over the place in fragrances, which is fine by me!
xx Tina G
OMG so many things to try!
411 intenso – a chypre floral – my beloved perfume category! You make them all sound very inviting. I’ll be on the lookout for them. Thanks for the review.
I have been very keen to try these for a while. They sound quite distinct from each other.
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